Dayton Public Schools understands that everyone learns differently. While some students thrive in a classroom environment, others perform better working independently. That’s why we’ve established the Dayton Innovation Virtual Academy, a free “online anytime” instructional program for students in grades 9-12. Enjoy highly qualified teachers, structured daily monitoring, and in some cases, a faster path to graduation. Unlike online charter schools like ECOT, we allow students to get a real Dayton Public Schools diploma and participate in DPS high school athletics and activities. Best of all, it’s FREE! There is no cost for DPS students to enroll in this program.
The Dayton Innovation Virtual Academy is a structured, “online anytime” instructional program that allows students to work at their own pace on the courses of their choosing with the expectations of earning a Dayton Public Schools diploma.
Dayton Innovation Virtual Academy students have the opportunity to . . .
In order to be eligible to attend, students must live within the Dayton Public Schools area of attendance and must be in grades 9–12.
Students who are interested in the Dayton Innovation Virtual Academy should contact the DPS Student Enrollment Center at 937-203-3676 for enrollment. You can also call the academy office at 937-542-3131 for more information. Generally, if students are not currently enrolled in Dayton Public Schools, they must re-enroll and provide all necessary documentation. Students then meet with a counselor for course selection to ensure all coursework is consistent with graduation requirements.
All students are eligible to be provided a Chromebook and wi-fi access. Parents must sign an acceptable use policy, which will be supplied prior to receiving any equipment.
Yes. Apex Learning curricula allow for students to work at their own pace. There are not set class times that a student must be logged in. However, coursework must be completed within time frames determined by DPS. Students must demonstrate work within the system for a minimum number of hours per day based upon number of courses taken.
Yes. Students with an IEP are eligible to enroll. A specialist would have to review the IEP to determine services that can be provided.
Yes, depending on their proficiency level, students identified as ELLs are eligible to enroll.
Students are required to log in and demonstrate progress daily. Unit assessments must be monitored by a DPS teacher at a determined school site.
Yes. All instructors are highly qualified teachers.
The Dayton Innovation Virtual Academy coordinates with students for them to sit for mandatory state tests. Students may be required to report during specified time frames when these tests are administered.
To learn more about the program, call 937-203-3676 or 937-542-3131.
The Dayton Innovation Virtual Academy provides NCAA courses by highly qualified teachers. Our program will allow DPS students to participate in extracurricular activities and receive a DPS diploma. We offer a better alternative because of all of the support that we provide to our students. Each student will be assigned a Student Learning Advocate who is charged with ensuring that our students receive priority personalized attention and support.
If you’d like more information or you’d like to start the enrollment process, please call DPS Student Enrollment Center at (937) 203-3676 AND, fill out the short form below.
In order to be eligible to attend the Dayton Innovation Virtual Academy, students must live within the Dayton Public Schools area of attendance and must be in grades 9-12 for the 2017-18 school year.